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Locations to Address Racism and Social Disparities

Creative Equity Fund

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Deadline Date:

05/03/21 5:00 PM PT


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Grants of up to $30,000 per year to Washington nonprofit arts and cultural groups and community-based organizations in eligible locations to address racism and social inequities. Funding is intended for projects and strategies that respond to structural racism and racial injustice. Grants will support organizations that are located within King County and are actively using arts and culture-based strategies to work toward racial justice.

The current round of funding will focus on making grants to organizations most directly impacted by structural racism and colonization, and those that are led by and serve Black and Indigenous people. Organizations selected may be doing work in some or all of these areas:

  • Infusing arts and culture into community organizing, policy, and advocacy work.
  • Developing intentional relationships between Black and Indigenous organizations, initiatives, and communities in King County.
  • Telling the story of structural racism related to one or more pressing issues affecting the community. This may include intersections with other forms of oppression.
  • Engaging people in experiences that imagine a just and liberated world.
  • Growing community power in the face of a current or impending racial injustice.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195373

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Estimated Size of Grant:

For the 2021/2022 grant cycle, organizations can apply for up to $30,000 per year for 2 years totaling a maximum of $60,000.

Term of Contract:

Two years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for a grant from the Creative Equity Fund, your organization must meet the requirements below:
- Be based in King County
- Be an established 501(c)(3) charitable organization or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
- Have at least two-thirds of leadership from Black and/or Indigenous people on your staff. If you’re a volunteer-led organization, have leadership that is at least two-thirds Black and/or Indigenous.
- Have at least 25% Black and/or Indigenous people on your board of directors.
- Applicant organization is actively working to dismantle structural racism and build racial justice.

Coalitions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Organizations that are previous grant recipients of the Creative Equity Fund, may not apply as the lead organization for this round. However, previous Creative Equity Fund grantees serving purely as a fiscal sponsor for a community group, are allowable.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant seekers are encouraged, but not required, to attend the Creative Equity Fund public info session on April 14th at 11 am.

To register for the webinar, please click here:

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Monday, May 3, 2021, at 5:00 PM PT.

Funding decisions will be made by the end of June 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Please email or call 206.515.2109 with any questions.

To discuss coalitions, please contact

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